“CAM” I GET A WITNESS? GONZALES PEAKING AT RIGHT TIME FOR MATS AS SEMINOLE AWAITS

Lamesa versus Estacado is always a great game, but the latest installment may have been the best; well, at least the best for Cam Gonzales of the Estacado Matadors. Moving into Estacado district in the offseason from a successful run as the point guard on a starting team that made an appearance at the state tournament in 2016 from Levelland, it looks as if it took a while for the Matador players to adjust to his style, as did Cam adjusting to the Matador way of playing their uptempo style.…

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FOUR THINGS I LEARNED THIS WEEK WATCHING THE GENE MESSER TOURNAMENT..

I went to check out this fairly new tournament, the Gene Messer Shootout at Frenship High School Wolfforth, Tx this weekend. A plethora of things stood out to me while viewing some of the best athletes in the 806 and beyond. Is Coronado a serious state contender? Is Estacado like ten times better than any 806 4A team? How will Monterey’s team shake out this season? Here are my thoughts on the tournament below. 1.  #5 CORONADO COULD MAKE IT TO STATE IN BASKETBALL THIS SEASON.. The Gene Messer tournament winners from…

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LOADED MATADORS BASKETBALL TEAM RETURNS FOR 2016-17 RUN…

Estacado won a state championship in 2010. They probably could’ve won three out of four championships as they were the best team in the 4A state tournament in 2009, 2010, and 2012. With that said, they haven’t made it back since 2012, with some major problems getting by Wylie who has sent Estacado home three years in a row; twice in the Regional Tournament, and once in the Regional Quarterfinals. If there is a year that the Matadors can return to the state tournament, it will be this season. Why?…

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BUSHLAND FALCONS 2016-17 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Here is the Falcons’ 2016-17 basketball schedule: 1-4A Bushland Nov 21 – Shallowater Nov 22 – @ Dumas Nov 29 – @ Caprock Dec 2-3 – Kids Inc Tournament Dec 6 – @ Palo Duro Dec 8-10 – Dimmitt Tournament Dec 13 – Randall Dec 16 – @ Lubbock Cooper Dec 19 – Nazareth Dec 28-30 – Midland Tournament Jan 3 – @ Childress Jan 6 – Clarendon Jan 10 – @ River Road Jan 13 – Borger* Jan 17 – @ Perryton* Jan 24 – @ Dalhart* Jan 27…

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PERRYTON 2016-2017 BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Here is Perryton’s 2016-17 basketball schedule   Perryton Nov 15 – @ Spearman Nov 18 – Hereford Nov 21 – Wellington Nov 22 – @ San Jacinto Nov 29 – Gruver Dec 1-3 – San Angelo Tournament Dec 6 – San Jacinto Dec 8-10 – West Texas Tournament Dec 13 – @ Canadian Dec 16 – @ Liberal, KS Dec 28-30 – Gruver Tournament Jan 3 – Liberal, KS Jan 6 – @ Lubbock Jan 10 – Claude Jan 17 – Bushland* Jan 20 – @ Dalhart* Jan 24 –…

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2016-17 LEVELLAND LOBOS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

In a new district for 2016, Levelland will find Brownfield, Denver City, and Seminole in 2-4A DII, and Estacado and Lamesa as the prior two years before. Nick Gerber, Qualin Miller, Jeffrey Elliott, Keagen Dent, and others will try to make it to San Antonio again to represent the 806 in the state tournament. Here is their 2016-17 basketball schedule below!   Levelland Nov 22 – Dimmitt Nov 26 – @ Littlefield Nov 29 – @ Andrews Dec 1-3 – Denver City Tournament Dec 8-10 – Decatur Tournament Dec 13…

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806 2016-17 BASKETBALL OUTLOOK: LAMESA GOLDEN TORNADOES: THE FINAL RIDE??

Two years in a row with stellar regular seasons. Two straight losses to the Levelland Lobos in the playoffs to end those seasons; once in the 4A Regional Quarterfinals, and last year in the 4A Regional Semifinals. This is indeed.. the FINAL RIDE for the Lamesa Tornadoes. When will they have a backcourt this great again? Jaleel Edwards and Dre Smiley combine to make the best point guard/shooting guard tandem in 4A! Ty Maxwell is back for his Senior season as well and looks trimmed, slimmed, and ready to dominate.…

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